Welcome to the Federation of Conservative Nations! We're a democratic regional government region dedicated to promoting conservative values, though anyone is welcome to take part in our region. The Federation is the successor to the Confederacy of Conservative Nations, established 6-01-17, and the the Confederation of Conservative Nations, established 2-01-17.
This guide will essentially help you understand how our region works, and hopefully get you to participate in it as well. The government of the FCN welcomes you to the Federation.
To start out, please introduce yourself on the Regional Message Board (RMB). We mainly use a chat site called 'discord' for communication, which you can join by clicking here or with the link to our in the World Factbook Entry (WFE). We also encourage and frequently have debates and discussions on our RMB. We have a constitution by which we abide, based on that of our predecessor region & written by several FCN members in 2018. Our elections are held every three months, during which we elect our President and Senate Speaker. You can become a Senator by joining the World Assembly (WA) and our discord server.
We also has regional roleplays, directed by the Secretary of Internal Affairs. To participate, contact the Secretary of Internal Affairs about whichever roleplay is going on. The current roleplay is a modern-day worldbuilding roleplay found on the NationStates forums. You can apply to join by following the steps in this dispatch.
The first step to participating in the political side of our region for most people is to join our Senate. To do this, join our regional discord server and join the World Assembly on NationStates. You can then ask to become a senator on the discord, or DM the founder, President, or WA delegate (or send a telegram) - However, you may only do this once you've also taken the Citizenship test. Once you follow these steps, you will become a Senator and gain access to the Senate on our discord.
As a Senator, it is your duty to vote on senate proposals and bills to make the region a better place. Most voting lasts for 24 hours, during which in the voting chambers, you can vote "aye", "nay", or "present". Any given bill needs over 1/2 of the votes to pass, excluding amendments which require 2/3 of the votes. You can simply propose a bill or amendment by writing a dispatch on NS and then posting a link to it on the senate debate channel. It is encouraged that all Senators are active, devoted to the region, and have the Federation's best interests in mind, and we encourage all Senators to propose legislation to help make the region better.
There are many other ways to participate in our region without joining the senate or the World Assembly. You can participate in our roleplays, for example, or join our regional discord to interact with us and learn of regional happenings. You can also be active and post on the RMB and take part in debates. If you're new to the FCN, we suggest you do the following:
1. Introduce yourself on the RMB and join our discord
2. Read this dispatch and reading our constitution, as well as other FCN historical documents
3. Join the World Assembly (WA) and become familiar with our regional government
4. Get to know the people in our region and post often on the RMB or discord
5. Apply for citizenship and get involved in our ongoing roleplay
6. Join the Federation's Senate if you're in the World Assembly and a citizen on our discord
7. Join a political party & run/vote in an election
At the moment, we hold elections every three months, the next elections occurring in October. To participate in the election, make it known to the founder and people that you are running, and campaign before the elections start. Each election lasts 24 hours. The voting will take place by NS regional polls. It is suggested that every citizen of the Federation try to be involved in regional politics and elections. The next election schedule goes as follows:
Campaigning & Registration
Senate Speaker polls open
Senate Speaker polls close/Presidential polls open
Presidential polls close, Regional Lock lifted, President takes office & chooses his cabinet.
The FCN has two elections in its election season, the Presidential Elections and the Senate Speaker elections. The President chooses and confirms his cabinet after elections occur.
Our region is also a roleplay region, meaning we have roleplayers and an active roleplay most of the time. You can look at examples of roleplay on the NS Forums or ask a member for an example of one of our previous roleplays to get familiar. Everyone in the FCN can apply to join whatever ongoing regional roleplay is occuring by telegramming the current Secretary of Internal Affairs for information and how to sign up.
The elections lasted from 10-22 to 10-24 of 2017, with the first election for Sec IntDef lasting 10-22 to 10-23 and resulting in New Waldensia winning. The second election for President (and VP) lasted from 10-23 to 10-24 and resulted in Colorado-Kansas winning after a close race between him and Dobrobyt and Viridus. Gagium won Sec of RP and Trenado won WA delegate without any elections for those roles due to lack of candidates for them.
Colorado-kansas (LP) vs New Waldensia (CP)
The elections lasted from 10-19 to 1-22 of 2018, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting 1-19 to 1-20 and resulting in Colorado-Kansas winning. The second election for President (and VP) lasted from 1-20 to 1-21 and resulted in Libervalley winning after a close race between him, Viridus, and Christiandom. The third election, lasting from 1-21 to 1-22,
was the WA delegate election, resulting in Dobrobyt winning after a close race againstthe Washingtonian Republic of the NP.Gagium won Sec of Int. Affairs and New Waldensia won Sec of War without any elections for those roles due to lack of candidates for them.
Libervalley (CP) vs Viridus (NP) vs The republic of christiandom (IND)
Libervalley won by a lead of 8-5-3. It is notable that the Presidential Election was executed via an IRV system, with the final results being 11-5, due to Christiandom's votes going to Libervalley. It was also executed on a google form.
Dobrobyt (CP) vs Washingtonian Republic (NP)
The elections lasted from 4-12 to 4-13, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Colorado-Kansas winning against Libervalley. The second election for President (and VP) lasted another day and Gagium winning after a close race between him and opponent Washingtonian Republic.
Colorado-kansas (L&O) vs Libervalley (CP) in the Senate Speaker elections.
The elections lasted from 7-13 to 7-14, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Viridus winning against Trenado. The second election for President (and VP) lasted another day and Gagium winning after a 'close' race (13-1)between him and opponent North Wellwood.
Viridus (NP) vs Trenado (L&O) in the Senate Speaker elections.
The elections lasted from 10-15 to 10-16, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Viridus winning against Bamgo. The second election for President (and VP) wasn't officially held, as no candidate ran against New Waldensia, though an election poll was ran that day between New Waldensia, New Waldensia, and New Waldensia.
Viridus (NP) vs Bamgo (CP) in the Senate Speaker elections. The final results of the election were 19-10 (Needs confirmation) due to ineligible voters.
New Waldensia vs New Waldensia vs New Waldensia in the Presidential elections. New Waldensia won in a landslide against New Waldensia. The elections were controversially held by New Waldensia, sparking concerns that New Waldensia was biased towards New Waldensia over New Waldensia.
The elections lasted from 1-14 to 1-15, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Viridus winning against Bamgo. The second election for President (and VP) was held the next day, with Helpfull people, Creeperopolis, and Vens Verbum all running.
Viridus (NP) vs New Gandor (SoA) in the Senate Speaker elections. Viridus won the speakership, making this his 3rd term in the position.
Helpfull people (CP) vs Creeperopolis (NP) vs Vens verbum (SoA) in the Presidential elections. Creeperopolis (With Eldrado as his VP) won against Vens Verbum, who would become President following the April 2019 elections.
The elections lasted from 4-14 to 4-15, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Rivine winning against Ibenta. The second election for President (and VP) was held the next day, with Helpfull people, Creeperopolis, and Vens Verbum all running.
Rivine (NP) vs Ibenta (SoA) in the Senate Speaker elections. Ralthorne won the elections, though he would resign less than a week before his terms' conclusion.
Bamgo (CP) vs Creeperopolis (NP) vs Vens verbum (SoA) in the Presidential elections. The incumbent President, Creeperopolis, lost to Vens Verbum. However, Vens Verbum would later resign on May 19th due to health complications, with New Gandor replacing him. On July 3rd, New Gandor would resign due to the results of the terms' third executive order, leaving VP and Head Journalist Monkaslavia as the President.
The elections lasted from 7-12 to 7-13, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Frollocracy winning against Abundance and cherries. The second election for President (and VP) was held the next day, with The Rouge Christmas State, Granluras, and Blueflarst all running.
Frollocracy (IND) vs Abundance and cherries (CP) in the Senate Speaker elections. Frollocracy narrowly won 14-13 due to an ineligible voter on the other side.
The Rouge Christmas State (CP) vs Granluras (PP) vs Blueflarst (IND) in the Presidential elections. The Rouge Christmas State won, with Bamgo as his VP.
The elections lasted from 10-12 to 10-13, with the first election for Senate Speaker lasting for a day and resulting in Frollocracy winning against Frollocracy and Frollocracy, due to no other nation running. The second election for President (and VP) was held the next day, with Furbish Islands and Gagium running.
Frollocracy (IND) vs Frollocracy and Frollocracy in the Senate Speaker elections. Frollocracy won the election by a landslide.
Furbish Islands (CP) vs Gagium (IND) in the Presidential elections. Furbish Islands won narrowly, by 2 votes, and there were multiple illegal voters and disputed votes on both sides. Gagium has accused several voters for Furbish Islands, who have been severaly inactive until a short timeframe during the election, as being puppets.